Football Shorts

Black Pearls

Schwarze Perlen

Austria
2018 — 11' / Color

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Synopsis

Innumerable sub-Saharan Africans spend years of uncertainty in refugee camps such as the Traiskirchen centre. They wait for a visa, though most of them lack the necessary documents, or the more realistic outcome, deportation. Black Pearls is the name chosen for a football team formed four years ago by African asylum-seekers. Football, as a common language and source of hope, provides an opportunity for them to transform their reality, or just forget it for a while. The film mainly accompanies Larry McDon, the team´s cofounder and top scorer. Glimpses of the team practicing show the players struggling against aimlessness,...

Director Biography

Benedikt Rubey born 1981 in Vienna. After going to school in Vienna-Mauer and his A-levels he studied visual design at the University for Applied Arts in Vienna. His film 2580,- unversteuert won him an award at the wiener video&filmtage 2001. He lives as an independent artist in Vienna.

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Director

Benedikt Rubey

Producer

Harald Staudach

Cinematographer

Harald Staudach

Editor

Benedikt Rubey

Karin Hammer

Sound

Florian Kindlinger

Contact

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